Do you have the next great Atlantic Canadian book on your hard drive?

If you've ever wondered how a story becomes a book attend The Word on the Street Halifax on Sept. 19 to find out
Photo by Joseph Muise
Photo by Joseph Muise

Ever wondered how a story becomes a book?

Come on down to The Word on the Street Halifax on Sept. 17 to find out

This year’s The Word on the Street Halifax Book and Magazine festival on Saturday, September 17 will feature special events by the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association (APMA) and Atlantic Books Today that will highlight how a book gets published, from start to finish.

Pitch the Publisher is our flagship event. It offers budding authors 5 minutes to pitch their book idea to a panel of Atlantic Canadian publishers. Ideas pitched at this event have been turned into books, including Hand Drawn Halifax by Emma Fitzgerald.

Want to participate? Simply email or call 902 420 0711. We’ll ask your name, contact info and a short (no more than 100 words please) blurb about your book idea. There are only 15 spots, so apply early.

New this year is the Blue Pencil Café. Twelve authors will receive a 15-minute face-to-face consultation with a professional editor. To register submit 3 pages, double-spaced and in 12 point font, for review by Sept. 13 to Those selected will be notified on Sept. 14.

Learn more about Pitch the Publisher and the Blue Pencil Cafe:

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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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